No, I mean it. I had even been planning a new blog dedicated to collecting photos and stories demonstrating how pitiful Cub fans are. But a little while ago, I caught an A&E “Biography” episode about Siegfried & Roy which had, of course, been hastily updated to cover Roy’s being attacked by one of his tigers. The story also showed the hoardes of crying fans gathered outside Roy’s hospital, leaving candles and little stuffed tigers by the entrance. Yep, people who are even more pitiful than Cub fans.
But then again, these people won’t be whining about Roy for the next 60 years.
Parenthetically, even though video does exist of the actual tiger attack, A&E had the taste not to show it (or maybe didn’t want to pay for it). Instead, they used their trick of combining existing stock footage to suggest the sequence of events.
And this incident forced me to grudge a little more respect to S&R. Heck, even Penn Jillette was interviewed, saying absolutely no one was doing what S & R have been doing for over 30 years. And he’s right, of course. It’s not like the Mirage has “Magical Manfred and His Mighty Lions” standing by.